demand it so

I finally got around to watching hidden figures, and it’s just,, such a genuinely good movie,, heck

I feel like it’s a shame that articulations around sexuality (within LGBT types) are like demanded to be so specific, consistent, and sort of legible by both a lot of the granular sexuality politics of MOGAI types (or its like a vague ‘queer’ which can mean literally anything) and also people who are v against all that, because that’s really not how it has gone in the past and I think both of these groups approach people in the past (or people even today) in a way that is unproductive and restrictive

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Turquoise. There is almost no turquoise of gem hardness on the market because it’s been so popular for so long. It’s pretty much mined out, but the demand persists. So what you see when shopping for polished turquoise for jewelry is either chalky fragile real turquoise “stabilized” with some kind of resin or fakes, mainly dyed howlite. Something similar applies to lapis lazuli: sodalite sold as lapis is much easier to find than real lapis.

There’s just something about blue stones? They seem to be the most often dyed/altered/peddled as something they’re not. I tend to avoid them for that reason, especially when there is nice stuff out there in my more preferred colours.

Fun fact, one of the stalls today had painted sandstone from Arizona. It was very pretty and I am also a sucker for sandstone (I am a sedimentary geologist who grew up surrounded by sandstone. It’s my favourite. So sue me) and I was extremely tempted but then I saw “heat treated to bring out the colours” on one of his signs and I walked off.

At least he was being honest about it, which is more than I can say for some vendors…

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Honestly, ever since becoming a fanfic writer myself I’ve become like 500% more understanding and patient about other authors’ update schedules. An author takes 6+ months to post their next chapter? Yeah, totally get that real life can get in the way. An author abandons a fic? Disappointing, but it happens- sometimes inspiration for a story just dies. An author apologizes about taking so long to post a 10k word chapter? Dude, that’s like 18-20 pages on Word single-spaced. It takes me at least a week to write an essay for school a quarter the length of that, and that’s with a deadline. 

It’s probably the most important thing writing fanfic has taught me, tbh. How to fully appreciate the hard work someone else has put into their story. How important the role of the audience is to an author. And that no matter what, you are never entitled to demand more of a story that you are getting for free. 

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Day 5: Last Match

This week would not be complete without some angst~ ( u w u ) Takes place after Fukurodani loses their final game of the season.

(Disclaimer: I have not read / am not currently reading the manga.)

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Impeachment marches will fill the streets in July

  • On July 2, there will be marches demanding Trump’s impeachment in at least a 20 across the country. 
  • Organized by a group of activists based in Los Angeles, the nationwide demonstration will demand Democrats take immediate action.
  • So far, the biggest march will be in Los Angeles where Tatro and her fellow organizers worked on the Tax March. 
  • They also worked with Indivisible, the grassroots protest group leading the disruptions at Republican town halls over the past three months. Read more (5/19/17)

OK FOR REAL HERE NOBODY’S TALKING ABOUT THAT LAST MOMENT WITH RAVEN

LIKE SHE’S SITTING ON THE STEPS COMPLETELY ALONE PROBABLY THINKING EVERYONE LEFT HER BEHIND TO SAVE THEMSELVES IN THE BUNKER WHILE SHE’S STUCK BY HERSELF

EVEN AFTER SHE CHOSE TO LIVE SHE’S STILL STUCK WITH NO ESCAPE, NO FRIENDS TO SUPPORT HER

AND THEN SHE HEARS THE DOOR OPEN

AND ONE BY ONE

EACH PERSON LINES UP

HOW MANY ARE THERE? SEVEN? 

THIS WAS A MISSION ACCOMPLISHABLE FOR ONE TO TWO PEOPLE

BUT SEVEN?

JUST A FEW HOURS AGO SHE WAS READY TO DIE. BUT SEEING ALL THOSE PEOPLE THAT LOVE HER… LOVE HER ENOUGH TO LEAVE THE SAFETY OF THE BUNKER THAT GUARANTEED THEIR SURVIVAL AND CROSS DANGEROUS TERRITORY… JUST TO SAVE HER….

AND BLESS HER HEART SHE’S SO SHOCKED THAT ANYONE ACTUALLY LISTENED TO HER CALL FOR HELP

“what are you doing here?”

“we won’t leave you behind”

AND THAT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WAS THE MOMENT MY HEART PHYSICALLY SWELLED WITH TEARS

CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT THO? ONE SECOND YOU’RE COMPLETELY ISOLATED AND THE NEXT EVERYONE WHO LOVES YOU COMES TO RESCUE YOU?

DO YOU EVER JUST? CRY? BECAUSE RAVEN REYES IS FINALLY FEELING THE LOVE SHE DESERVES?/????//